Fri.Jun 26, 2020

First-Person Sonic VR Fan-Game ‘Virtua Sonic’ Heading To PC VR

VRScout

Navigate a series of high-speed obstacles as the world’s fastest mammal in this fan-made experience.

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Oculus’ John Carmack Got ‘Minecraft’ Working on Quest, But the Project Was Abandoned

Road to VR

It seems legendary programmer and Oculus Consulting CTO John Carmack has tried to bring Minecraft to every Oculus headset in existence. That includes Oculus Quest, and although we still don’t have a proper port, it certainly wasn’t for the lack of trying.

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Shoes That Fit Without Trying Them On — Thanks to Augmented Reality Online Shopping Will Never Be the Same

ARPost

While participating in different business meetups, I regularly hear pitches from startups. In most cases, I know within seconds whether they will succeed.

‘Puzzle Bobble’ VR Game Coming to Quest from ‘Creed: Rise to Glory’ Studio

Road to VR

Survios, the studio behind Creed: Rise to Glory (2018) and Raw Data (2017), announced its currently developing a VR version of the ’90s tile-matching arcade puzzle game Puzzle Bobble (1994).

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Niantic’s AR Lessons: The Business Angle

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part II: Niantic. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report.

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‘Until You Fall’ Arriving on PSVR & Oculus Quest in Fall 2020

Road to VR

Schell Games’ VR hack-and-slash roguelite Until You Fall is leaving Early Access on PC sometime in fall 2020. Along with it comes two new platforms, PSVR and Oculus Quest.

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Launching Next Week, ‘Iron Man VR’ Shows New Combat Gameplay, Armor Station, & More

Road to VR

Iron Man VR is the next big PlayStation VR exclusive; the title is being published by Sony and developed by studio Camouflaj.

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John Carmack Had Minecraft VR Running On Oculus Quest

Upload VR

John Carmack revealed said had a version of Minecraft running on the Oculus Quest with full positional tracking at one point, but said Facebook and Microsoft could never get the “schedules aligned” to properly send the game into production for the mobile headset.

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Best CPUs for Gaming: June/July 2020

Anand Tech

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews.

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Virtua Sonic VR Fan-Game Gets Blistering Fast Gameplay Trailer

David Jagneaux

There are lots of game franchises that we’ve thought would be good fits for VR and honestly Sonic was never one of them. But this looks super fun! The Sonic VR game is called Virtua Sonic and it’s in development from a very well-known modder and Sonic fan-game creator, SuperSonic68.

HPC Systems Special Offer: Two A64FX Nodes in a 2U for $40k

Anand Tech

It was recently announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, located at Riken in Japan, has scored the #1 position on the TOP500 supercomputer list, as well as #1 positions in a number of key supercomputer benchmarks.

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The Best VR Stealth Games For Quest, PSVR, And PC VR

Upload VR

Despite the seemingly obvious genre fit for VR technology, there actually aren’t a whole lot of VR stealth games. That being said — more are coming out all the time, so we want to collect all of the best in the genre for you here.

The "Stop Hate For Profit" Movement Isn't Going to Stop Anything

Shoshana Wodinsky

Yesterday, Verizon became the latest company to join a corporate chorus boycotting Facebook advertisements in July as part of a rallying cry to get Facebook’s corporate board to take action on the rampant racism and hate speech that many of us have come to associate with the platform.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 review: AMD nails it again

Digital Trends

Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 5 14 is a $600 laptop that showcases the power of AMD's latest Ryzen 4000 processors. Computing 2-in-1s AMD Flex 5 Lenovo Ryzen

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Solaris: Offworld Combat Aim Controller Support Confirmed For PSVR

Upload VR

You’ve been asking and now we know for sure: yes, Solaris: Offworld Combat Aim controller support will be included in the PSVR version of the game. A tweet from the game’s official Twitter account confirmed as much.

Google execs say we need a plan to stop A.I. algorithms from amplifying racism

Digital Trends

Bias is hurting already marginalized communities, they said. News discrimination Google racism

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Sponsored Post: Check Out all of the ASUS B550 Motherboards Available Now

Anand Tech

The arrival of the AMD B550 chipset is an exciting prospect for PC builders, as it’s the first to bring the potential of PCIe 4.0 to the forefront for mainstream builders.

Coca Cola gives up on social media advertising entirely

Digital Trends

The company is taking 30 days to 'reassess' its ad policies. News Social Media breaking Coca-Cola Facebook

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Facebook Will Finally Tell Your Aunt That Article Is From 3 Months Ago

GizModo VR

Raise your hand if you sometimes forget to look at the publication date of an article before you breathlessly share it with a friend? It’s okay, you’re only human. After years of promoting old and outdated content, Facebook finally wants to help you remember.

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Planning for the red planet: How we’ll build a base on Mars

Digital Trends

Turns out, it's not quite as straightforward as it seems. Features jpl Mars moxie NASA space

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Microsoft Kills One of Its Best Windows 10 Update Loopholes

GizModo VR

As Microsoft continues to roll out its latest Windows 10 version 2004 update to consumers and businesses, it seems like it’s taking away some key perks of having a non-home version of the OS, mainly the ability to delay major updates.

iOS 14 reveals TikTok still accessing copied text on iPhone’s clipboard

Aaron Mamiit

It's a common snooping practice used by multiple apps. Mobile News Apple ByteDance iOS 14 iPhone tiktok

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Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

GizModo VR

Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists.

Virgin Galactic completes second suborbital test flight from Spaceport America

Digital Trends

Space tourism is one step closer to becoming a reality. News space Spaceport America SpaceShipTwo suborbital flight Virgin Galactic

Gigantic Splotches on the Star Betelgeuse Might Explain Its Freaky Dimming

George Dvorsky

Betelgeuse—a gigantic star in the final stages of its life—has been acting weird lately, exhibiting dramatic drops in brightness. New research attributes enormous star spots to Betelgeuse’s flaky appearance, though on a scale never seen before. Read more.

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This Week In XR: Google Gobbles North In Fire Sale, Librestream Raises $24M, Apple’s Spatial AirPods

Charlie Fink

The pandemic boosts remote everything and gooses XR business. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Media /media technology

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Record-Breaking Lightning Just Chilled in the Sky for 17 Seconds

GizModo VR

Lighting usually lasts for a couple seconds at most. Except for when it really, super doesn’t. On March 4, 2019, there was a lightning flash in Argentina that lasted for 16.73 seconds. Read more. lightning bolts lightning weather weird news science

Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

Digital Trends

Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. So why give up? Computing Opinion Coronavirus microsoft store Microsoft Stores

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Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon's Metadata

GizModo VR

In the midst of a news cycle filled with stories of the chaotic global pandemic and mass civil unrest raging around us right now, I personally find solace in stories about the constants we can rely on: Stories of brands continuing to show their ass on social media.

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The best dating apps for 2020

Digital Trends

Not every mobile dating app is time-consuming and awful. These are our top picks for the best dating apps. Android Apple Mobile Social Media Apps dating app iOS Online Dating Tier 4

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Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

George Dvorsky

In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally puts a face to one of these skulls. Read more.

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